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Book Review: Death with a Dark Red Rose

You have to know nothing good will come of a giant corporation named Plastisource in a little town, but that’s not all that’s going on in this cozy mystery. This week I’m reviewing one from the Writer’s Apprentice Series by Julia Buckley.

Book Description:

Lena is starting to feel like having it all may actually be possible! She and suspense novelist Camilla Graham are busily plotting their next novel and she’s got a brand-new diamond ring on her finger thanks to her fiancé, Sam West. The only blot on her Blue Lake life is a strange new corporation that has come to town called Plastisource. They seem to be intent on gobbling up prime real estate and changing the landscape of Lena’s lovely adopted home.

Visit Julia’s website to see the entire series and purchase Death with a Dark Red Rose.

My Review

This was the first mystery I’ve read in this series. Newly engaged Lena London works for novelist Camilla Graham. When a friend goes missing, they meet her slightly different brother who tells them of a friend that has disappeared. It sounds complicated, but it was very easy to read and I really liked the character of Carl and how he was brought into the story. Lena and company set out to find out about the missing man and the mystery goes from there. I enjoyed the story, the supportive ways the characters acted toward one another and the pacing. I look forward to reading other books in this series.